For my AALL & Create guest DT spot this week I have made 3 cards.
I used the beautiful #333 Iris stamp along with one of the new hexagon stamps, #383 Scripted Hexagons, and the #112 Heapza Hexagons stencil and, of course, some little peeps from stamps #354 and #360.
Here is my process:
1. I sprayed Distress Oxide (Antique Linen and Speckled Egg) inks through the #112 Heapza Hexagonal stencil.
2. I used the back of the stencil to stamp the surplus ink on a second piece of card.
3. Stamping with #383 Scripted Hexagons in Scattered Straw and Speckled Egg.
4. Stamp the #333 Iris stamp in black (Nocturn).
5. Stamp the #333 Iris words in grey (Morning Mist) to create borders.
6. Smoosh Distress Oxides onto spare card and stamp iris flower heads and hexagons.
7. Trace some of the hexagons from Heapza Hexagons onto card and cut out.
8. Fussy cut the irises and hexagons.
9. Stamp little peeps from #354 and #360, colour with Copics and pencils and fussy cut.
The parts were assembled, the little people were grounded by some of the new AALL & Create washi tape - I chose #6 which has a selection of bold, inspiring words. The cards were matted onto black card and then onto blank white cards.
Here are each of the cards:
I love the way the washi tape blends so easily into the background.
This one uses the reverse of the inked stencil stamp the background, so no ink goes to waste.
I was going to throw this background away as I moved the block slightly when stamping the iris image and the writing is blurred. However, I carried on and by the time the little girl and her rabbit were adhered, it didn't look too bad.
Here are close ups:
This one with the blue iris, I think, is my favourite out of the three:
#333 Iris Tracy Evans
#354 Bunny & Bunnies Janet Klein
#360 Wish Janet Klein
#383 Scripted Hexagons Bipasha BK
#112 Heapza Hexagons
#6 Autour de Mwa
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That's all for now.
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